«Can I have my veggie jianbing without the egg?» «It’s not going to taste as good…» the waiter tells me with a discouraging face. So I instantly decide to forget that I’m well over my weekly amount of eggs and oblige. According to the most recent reports, jianbing, a delicious Chinese crepe, is one of … More Craving a jianbing? I have the place for you
If there ever was a place where a film festival is yet another occasion to talk about eating, well that was Bologna, aka City of food. So today there I was at the presentation of Biografilm Park, the series of events taking place alongside Biografilm Festival, and for the first half hour all you could … More Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food
I know I’m supposed to only write about what I like or consider worth experiencing, but observing is in my blood and noticing useless stuff meaningful details even more so. Therefore I really can’t help wondering about this explosion of little takeaways only devoted to potatoes, particularly fried potatoes. It began about a year ago, when I noticed the … More Potatoes, potatoes… what’s with Bologna and chips?
Sorry summer lovers out there, but I love autumn. The air gets crispier, the mind hosts a whole lot of new projects and so does my town. Via del Pratello was bright and colorful on tuesday evening, with a new place officially opening that simultaneously greeted the new season and looked back at the last, warmer season. L’amo … More A fish bar, a paranza wrap and a mayor
«Yes, from Damasco.» Smiles, goes back to pouring hummus into my plate. «I arrived in Bologna two years ago.» He’s tall with huge eyes. «There’s only six Syrian families in this town.» And that’s as far as my conversation with the man behind the counter of Sham will go. Opened at the beginning of July, Sham is … More Soul food served with love and shyness: Sham, first Syrian take away in Bologna